One thing I always get asked is, “Why don’t you brush your hair?” Now for a lot of you curly haired peeps out there like me, you know EXACTLY why we don’t brush our hair, especially when it is dry. You’ve all seen the meme but just in case you haven’t…
For you, it may seem funny. For us, it’s none other than the reality that we have to deal with every single day of our lives. Of course you could get your curly luscious locks chemically straightened, but hey, where’s the fun in that?! Not to mention the extravagant amount of money it will cost you… Please don’t mention the money, please don’t mention the money, please don’t mention the money… Too late, I already did. Sorry.
Never the less, there are several things that you can do to tame your mane that may work for you. Depending on whether it’s the frizz or the fall of the curl you want there are endless possible treatments, natural and chemical, that can work for you. Personally, I like to try the natural ones as most of the ingredients are things that you have in your cupboards at home or can get easy access to at your local grocer or supermarket. They are also safe, chemical free and you know exactly what is going in it.
Natural Hair Masks.
My top 5 natural hair masks that seem to work for me are:
1. Banana Mask
2. Strawberry Mask
3. Beer Mask
Now I know this is going to sound extremely weird but don't knock it till you try it!
4. Pumpkin and Honey Mask
5. Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
Even though this is just 5, there are endless variations and adaptation out there so find what works for you!
What’s your secret home hair mask recipe?
Vote on your favorite below!
Bronzer can really be used by itself or in a full on makeup look. Its creates the perfect contours and adds that bit of extra colour to your face. By itself, it is a perfect everyday item for just that natural look. A bit to the cheek bones, either side of your forehead, your nose, your neck and around the edges of your face. Even use it then as an eye shadow or enhancer. For an all-out make up look bronzer is perfect for those intense contours and eye shadows. Bronzer on a large fluffy brush or powder brush should be used to get a perfect coverage.
Black eyeliner (pencil or gel) can be used for not only your eyes but believe it or not your lips as well. Adding the smallest amount of black eyeliner to your lip gloss or lip stick can make it a tiny bit darker and makes it last longer too. Although using it for your eyes is great as well (duh!) when it is applied on the water line of your upper lid. This makes your eyes look a lot more awake and you look more refreshed.
Now I’ve probably said it a hundred times but blush makes a fabulous eye colour and lip colour as well as its intended purpose for cheeks. It’s used for the natural look when, like the bronzer, you just want an everyday feel. Apply a little bit to your eye lid, cheek bones and lips, add some lip gloss and voilà!